Two open Kooskia City Council positions are being pursued by three candidates. Alana Curtis, Greg Gibler, and Marty Stettler have filed for the four-year positions.
Only Gibler responded to a Progress questionnaire. The following is his response.
Education: Graduated from Clearwater Valley High School in 1970; Earned a B.A. in Education from the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
Family: Married to Carol since 1973; we have three children and 10 grandchildren.
Length of residence in area: I grew up in Kooskia and came back to the area in 1978. We raised our family in Idaho County and moved back into Kooskia in 2008 to the house I grew up in.
Occupation: I retired in 2018 after working in hardware and lumber sales for over 30 years, with the last nine years at Clearwater Builders Supply. Since 2016 I have been the pastor at Gateway Christian Fellowship in Kooskia.
Experience/Qualifications: I have always worked at jobs that required me to meet the needs of people in the “real” world. I know the prices of goods and services, and I’ve kept myself informed of the needs in my town. I understand what is going to be needed in the near future to keep the city running smoothly. I served in the Kooskia Chamber of Commerce for four years.
Web or social media site: My wife and I are on Facebook as “Greg Carol Gibler” (www.facebook.com/gcgibler)
I want to see Kooskia’s city government function together well, with responsible actions and financial accountability. I want my community to live together peacefully, keeping up with the times while continuing the legacy of the honest, hard-working community I grew up in.
I feel that being a knowledgeable and responsible citizen, listening well to people to meet their needs, and being a Kooskia “native” are my strengths.
This town, like others, is facing financial pressures from many directions; currently Kooskia needs to update its sewer system. We need a broad base of business here with a council that supports local businesses and entrepreneurship. Listening to the individual and combined needs of the people of our town is very important to me, as well as using the combined wisdom and resources of people we can network with to solve issues with integrity, and as quickly as possible.